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Guix System Distribution

Last Update: 2019-05-20 18:12 UTC


Guix System (formerly Guix System Distribution, or GuixSD) is a Linux-based, stateless operating system that is built around the GNU Guix package manager. The operating system provides advanced package management features such as transactional upgrades and roll-backs, reproducible build environments, unprivileged package management, and per-user profiles. It uses low-level mechanisms from the Nix package manager, but packages are defined as native Guile modules, using extensions to the Scheme language.

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Average visitor rating: 8.33/10 from 15 review(s).


Guix System Summary
Distribution Guix System (previously GuixSD)
Home Page https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/
Mailing Lists http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-guix/http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guix-devel/
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manual/html_node/GNU-Distribution.htmlhttps://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manual
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/download/
Bug Tracker https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-guix
Related Websites
Reviews 1.0.x: DistroWatch
0.15.0: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-05-02: Distribution Release: Guix System 1.0.0
 • 2018-12-06: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.16.0
 • 2018-07-06: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.15.0
 • 2017-05-22: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.13.0
 • 2016-12-25: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.12.0
 • 2016-08-03: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.11.0
 • 2016-03-29: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.10.0
 • More GuixSD releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-05-20 Guix releases fix for PATH issue
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Feature 1.0.0 0.16.0 0.15.0 0.13.0 0.12.0 0.9.0
Release Date 2019-05-02 2018-12-06 2018-07-06 2017-05-22 2016-12-21 2015-11-04
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 143-144 143-144 143-144 143-144    
Free Download IMG IMG IMG IMG IMG IMG
Installation Text Text Text Text Text Text
Default Desktop n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Package Management Guix Guix Guix Guix Guix Guix
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software other other other other other other
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual No No No No No No
Asian Language Support
Full Package List 1.0.0 0.16.0 0.15.0 0.13.0 0.12.0 0.9.0
Package 1.0.0 0.16.0 0.15.0 0.13.0 0.12.0 0.9.0
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.2 3.0.2 3.0.2 3.0.1 2.8.6
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.8 1.1.6 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.0.27.1 1.0.27.1
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.15.1) 9.12.4 9.12.2 9.12.1 9.11.1 9.10.4 --
chromium (75.0.3770.100) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.11 2.2.8 2.2.6 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.1.0
dhcp (4.4.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.45.2) 1.44.5 1.44.3 1.43.6 1.43.4 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (67.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
freetype (2.10.0) 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.9 2.7.1 2.6.3 2.6
gcc (9.1.0) 4.7.4 4.7.4 4.7.4 4.7.4 4.7.4 5.2.0
gimp (2.10.12) -- -- -- 2.8.22 2.8.18 2.8.14
glibc (2.29) -- -- -- 2.21 2.21 2.21
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- -- -- 3.22.2 3.20.4 --
gnucash (3.5) -- -- -- 2.6.16 2.6.14 2.6.6
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- -- 1.12.32 1.12.32 1.12.17
grub (2.02) -- -- -- 2.02 2.02 2.00beta2
gtk (3.24.9) -- -- -- -- -- --
httpd (2.4.39) 2.4.39 2.4.35 2.4.33 2.4.25 2.4.23 2.4.16
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 0.92.3 0.92.3 0.92.1 0.91 0.91
k3b (19.04.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 26 25 25 24 22 17
krita (4.2.2) 4.1.7.101 4.1.5 3.3.3      
libreoffice (6.2.4) 6.1.5.2 6.1.3.2 6.0.5.1 5.3.1.2 5.1.5.2 5.0.0.2
linux (5.1.15) 5.0.10 4.14.85 4.14.52 4.11.2 4.1.36 4.2.5
Package 1.0.0 0.16.0 0.15.0 0.13.0 0.12.0 0.9.0
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- 0.9.3 0.99.2 -- --
mariadb (10.4.6) 10.1.38 10.1.37 10.1.33 10.1.23 10.1.19 10.0.20
mate-desktop (1.22.0) 1.22.0 1.18.0 1.18.0 1.16.1 1.16.1 --
mesa (19.1.1) 18.3.5 18.1.8 17.3.8 17.0.4 13.0.2 11.0.3
mysql (8.0.16) 5.7.23 5.7.23 5.7.21 5.7.18 5.7.16 5.6.25
nautilus (3.32.1) 3.28.1 3.26.2 3.26.2 3.22.2 3.20.2 --
NVIDIA (430.26) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (12.0.1) 10.46 10.46 -- -- -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 8.0p1 7.9p1 7.7p1 7.5p1 7.4p1 7.0p1
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.0.2p 1.1.1 1.1.0h 1.0.2k 1.0.2j 1.0.2
perl (5.30.0) 5.28.0 5.28.0 5.26.1 5.24.0 5.24.0 5.16.1
php (7.3.6) -- -- -- 7.1.5 7.0.14 --
plasma-desktop (5.16.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.4) -- -- -- 9.6.3 9.5.5 9.3.8
Python (3.7.3) -- -- -- 2.7.13 2.7.12 2.7.10
qt (5.13.0) 5.11.3 5.11.2 5.9.4 1.2.0 1.2.0 1.2.0
samba (4.10.5) 4.10.2 4.8.6 4.8.3 4.5.8 4.5.3 3.6.25
systemd (242) -- -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (60.7.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.7.1) 3.0.6 3.0.4 3.0.3 2.2.5.1 2.2.4 2.2.1
xfdesktop (4.12.5) 4.12.1 4.12.0 4.12.0 4.12.0 4.12.0 4.12.0
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.4 1.20.3 1.19.6 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.16.4

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Version: 1.0.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-06-25
Votes: 0


Once the doc quickly read and it is a **necessary** step since GNU Guix works differently than usual distro, the experience is smooth. Especially when used as package manager.


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Version: 1.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-23
Votes: 20


Set to look. It turned out that the distribution is really ready! Many new: guix, guile, shepherd, etc. it Works very fast. The repository is constantly updated with new packages. But there is already almost all the necessary software. Thanks, GNU!


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Version: 0.16.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-04-08
Votes: 10


I think this "distro" is the future. It solves a lot of issues. Dependency nightmares mostly go away. The roll-back feature is so long overdue and is welcome and really useful and easy to use. But the learning curve is steep if you're not used to guile/scheme language. The install went fine but install to a VM or a separate disk because it demands to install a bootloader. Grub is used for the roll-back feature so I guess there's no way to decouple the guix installed bootloader. (Maybe there is but I couldn't see how.)

Since I'm new to it Guix System reminds me of a text based dungeon crawler. East -> you were just eaten. West -> you were eaten, again. .... etc., etc. (^:

But it's good and everyone should try it to see the future of linux. Oh and reproducibility is built-in, which is HUGE.

Version 1.0 is allegedly on the horizon. Well some horizon. Might be a moving horizon. (^;


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